Articles By Nessan Cleary

Nessan Cleary is an independent journalist who has specialized in covering the printing industry over the last 25 years. He is based in the UK and publishes the Printing and Manufacturing Journal. You can learn more about him at

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June 4, 2024

Canon and Heidelberg team up on inkjet

Heidelberg and Canon have partnered on commercial inkjet in an arrangement that will see Heidelberg rebadging two Canon sheetfed inkjet presses configured with Heidelberg’s Prinect Workflow.
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April 18, 2024

Revisiting the Samba printhead

A deep dive into Fujfilm’s Samba printhead, the technologies behind it and the variations that have been spawned during its 10 year history.
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April 9, 2024

Komori unveils B2 UV Inkjet

Limited details are available Komori’s new J-Throne 29 which will make its debut at drupa 2024.
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March 20, 2024

Inside Fujifilm’s bet on MEMs 

Fujifilm has been quietly upgrading its Dimatix manufacturing plant. Here’s how the MEMs manufacturing process works, and what it means for Samba printheads.
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October 18, 2023

Canon teases aqueous label and production presses

Dive into the background and timing of two presses using Canon thermal printheads: a new label press, the LabelStream LS2000; and a production printer, the VarioPrint iX1700.
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September 14, 2023

Agfa SpeedSet packaging press nears launch

The evolution of the Inca Digital single-pass folding carton press – Agfa SpeedSet 1060.
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September 6, 2023

Direct-to-bag and more with Inkcups XJet Switch

Inkcups, which makes a range of direct-to-object printers, has introduced a new printer, the Xjet Switch, which is designed for printing both direct-to-bag – meaning tote bags – and hard goods such as notebooks and other promotional items.
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August 1, 2023

Mimaki reveals new technologies

Nessan Cleary talks to Mimaki’s president and CEO, Kazuaki Ikeda about a new textile printer, a new inkset, and an interesting approach to circular recycling.
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May 31, 2023

A look at the Jet Press FP790 Flexible Packaging Press

A look at the origins and capabilities of the Fujifilm FP790 single pass inkjet press for flexible films announced at Interpack 2023 and currently in beta testing.
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April 26, 2023

A Closer look at the Memjet DuraBolt Strategy

Memjet’s Durabolt release offers new inkjet integration technology and a shift in strategy for the company and its role in the supply chain.
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December 20, 2022

Ricoh Pro Z75 live from Tokyo

After several years of talking about it, Ricoh has finally got around to showing off its new B2 sheetfed inkjet press at the recent IGAS show in Tokyo. Nessan Cleary reports.
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November 17, 2022

Xaar Announces Aquinox Printhead

The new Aquinox printhead, capable of handling water-based fluids, fills a major gap in Xaar’s portfolio and will help it expand into new markets.
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March 31, 2022

Inkjet at the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE)

Continuing coverage of inkjet events and product launches for the corrugated market including EFI, Macarbox and Neos.
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March 24, 2022

Inkjet at InPrint 2022

InPrint is where potential customers learn about inkjet and whether or not it could work for them, and vendors network with each other and look for partnerships and projects to collaborate on. It was a vibrant event despite being smaller than in years past.
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March 3, 2022

Choose Packaging Acquired by HP

Choose Packaging has developed sustainable packaging including a paper bottle that doesn’t use any plastic, with intent to disrupt the plastic packaging market.
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October 14, 2021

Applying Signite Labels

Actega Signite part 2 drilling down into the application process and a bit on the business strategy for Signite.
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October 7, 2021

Labelling Without the Labels

New inkjet solution eliminates label stock delivering novel graphic and haptic effect while reducing plastic consumption. Part 1 of 2 from Nessan Cleary.
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August 12, 2021

Meteor Drives Ricoh TH5241 Printhead

Meteor Inkjet has developed drive electronics and software to support Ricoh’s TH5241 printhead. Nessan Cleary spoke with with Jonathan Wilson of Meteor about what that support means for the main target markets.
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June 17, 2021

Epson Launches First Full Recirculation Printhead

Epson has introduced three new PrecisionCore printheads to cope with increased demand in commercial and industrial digital printing, including the D3000-A1R, the first Epson head to support ink recirculation past the back of the nozzle.
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June 1, 2021

Fujifilm Integrated inkjet Solutions

Fujifilm, which has been developing inkjet integration projects for some years, is now making a more public play in this market to help customers add inkjet to their existing manufacturing processes through its FUJIFILM Integration Inkjet Solutions team.

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